2022 Commencement

Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022! STCC is very proud of your remarkable work and resilience in reaching this signifcant milestone.

Commencement will be held at the MassMutual Center on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Because it will take some time to get everyone in order and provide any last minute instructions, please plan to arrive at Exhibition Hall no later than 5:00 p.m. Use the Main Street Entrance, these doors will open at 5:00 p.m. All guests are to use the Box Office Entrance to the MassMutual Center on Bruce Landon Way (formerly Falcons Way). Those doors will open promptly at 5:30 p.m. Guests should proceed directly to the event. No guests will be allowed to enter the building prior to 5:30 p.m., only Graduates are allowed to enter early through the Main Street Entrance on the corner of Main Street and Bruce Landon Way.


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Mask Policy

Due to an uptick in COVID-19 cases, the City of Springfield has issued a Mask Advisory and STCC requests that all unvaccinated individuals and those with an accommodation remain masked during the ceremony.

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns will be available to be picked up from the Office of Student Activities in the Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19)/Room 126 at the following days and times:

  • Thursday, May 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, May 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

There is no need to be measured in advance for your gowns. There is no charge for caps and gowns.


The College has engaged the services of a professional photographer to take pictures of each graduate as s/he receives the diploma. Proofs of the pictures will be mailed to you several weeks after Commencement and you are under no obligation to purchase photos. Please note that because we have a professional photographer, no one will be allowed on the floor of the MassMutual center to take pictures during the ceremony.


The ceremony will take approximately 2 ¼ hours. Information concerning the organization of the ceremony will be distributed to you when you pick up your cap and gown.


Parking is available at the Tower Square & Columbus Center parking garages and other downtown area garages. There is a fee charged for these parking areas. It is anticipated that the MassMutual Center Garage will not be available in June 2022, as it is scheduled to be demolished and replaced.

Conclusion of Ceremony

Once the ceremony has ended and graduates have marched out of the arena, you will be free to leave the MassMutual Center. Please arrange to meet your family/friends in a specific location outside the building after the ceremony has concluded.

Degrees and Certificates

Please know that you will be presented with a diploma cover, but not a degree or certificate at the Commencement Ceremony. If you completed your graduation requirements in summer of 2021 or January 2022, your degree or certificate has already been mailed to you. If you completed your graduation requirements in May 2022, you can expect to receive your degree or certificate in the mail within six to eight weeks of the ceremony. If you complete your graduation requirements by August 2022, you will receive your degree or certificate in late October. You will receive an email notification from Scrip-Safe when your diploma has been shipped. Please contact the Registrar’s Office at (413) 755-4321 or registrar@stcc.edu if you have any questions about your graduation status.